December is always a busy month wherever you are. In Manhattan streets and attractions are filled with visitors.
The City is particularly wonderful for me in December. There are annual events I attend and I enjoy seeing the decorations and festive lights everywhere.
The pictures on this slide show are first of Fifth Avenue at 58th Street. The fountain is in front of both Bergdorf Goodman, (the department store of Sex and the City fame- where Carrie loved to buy her shoes) and the main entrance of The Plaza Hotel.
You’ll see the crystal snowflake that is illuminated at night on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue; the inside of Bergdorf’s dressed up for the holidays; a view of Central Park from a restaurant in Bergdorf’s and; FAO Schwartz toy store.
One day last week I went to Avery Fisher Hall, in Lincoln Center, and witnessed a rehearsal of the NY Philharmonic, www.nyphil.org. They played Handel’s Messiah with the New York Choral Artists. The music was glorious and it was interesting to see the artists perfecting their performance.
The second set of pictures in the slideshow are of daytime Lincoln Center. On the right is Avery Fisher Hall, in the center rear is The Metropolitan Opera House and on the left is the home of the NY City Ballet at the NY State Theater.
Although we usually don’t have seminars in December, you might think about coming to Group as an excuse to visit the City.